Passing in to memory
In the heart of Mile-End, in the Plateau Mont-Royal borough, there is a new public art work on display in parc Lahaie, at the corner of Saint-Laurent and Laurier.
Les anges domestiques, by Catherine Bolduc, features three bronze arches inspired by heritage architecture in the neighbourhood. The arches run alongside trails in the park and resemble giant doors. Their tops are decorated with a medley of objects that once belonged to Plateau residents, inviting passers-by to pass beneath an imaginative and eclectic mix of sculptural styles. The work is a fitting addition to the park, which is at once a place to pass through, to relax and to meet.
Catherine Bolduc’s creations are inspired by her readings and travels overseas, mainly in Europe. A visual arts and art history graduate, she has exhibited her pieces since 1997. Her ideas draw upon both the real and the imaginary, to invite the viewer to see beyond the everyday nature of objects and enjoy the fantastic.